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Seeing Is Believing – How Benchtop SEMs Are Changing the Imaging Landscape
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Imaging techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), have been instrumental in giving insights into the world beyond the naked eye. Traditional SEM instruments have provided us with unprecedented details, but can be complex to use, and require a large dedicated space. The dawn and advancement of compact and user-friendly benchtop SEMs are changing this picture. We spoke to Donna Guarrera, Assistant Division Director for SM at Jeol, about the Neoscope benchtop SEM.

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ASMS Introduces… An Overview of What’s New for 2019
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The 67th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics is currently in full swing in Atlanta, Georgia. Bringing together over 6,500 scientists from across the globe, companies working in the mass spectrometry field also take this opportunity to share their latest developments and innovations. Here we will take a look at some of the release highlights for 2019.

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A Better Lifecycle for Analytical Methods?
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Hovione, a global contract development and manufacturing organization, has adopted method lifecycle management techniques (MLCM) for its chromatographic and detection. We sat down with Hovione’s Principal Analytical Chemist of Analytical Development, Antonio Ramos and Waters Corporation’s Principal Consulting Scientist Dr Paula Hong to discuss MLCM.

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Single-cell DNA Analysis: Driving Dynamic Changes in the Treatment of Cancer
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We recently spoke to Charlie Silver, CEO and Co-Founder of Mission Bio, to learn more about how they are helping researchers profile mutational heterogeneity at the single-cell level.

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The Danger of Dioxins - Solutions to Keep Us Safe
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One group of contaminants to the food chain that are getting particular attention are dioxins and related chemicals. We spoke to Fausto Pigozzo, director of workflow development for food and beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the problems that dioxins pose for consumers and analysts, and how their solutions are improving detection.

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How Might Data-centric Software Solutions Impact Analytical Chemistry Labs?
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At the heart of most analytical chemistry analyses are data, the essential unit of measuring and monitoring not only your test subject but the analytical equipment itself. We spoke to Shawn Anderson, Senior Director of Marketing, Software and Informatics Division at Agilent about the move to data-centric software solutions and what the future may hold.

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Google Helps the Search for Secure and Shareable Cloud Data
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Cloud technologies are becoming a central part of modern research. Nonetheless, questions about the security and shareability of cloud data remain. We caught up with Google Cloud’s Director of Google for Education NA Kevin Kells to discuss the projects that show how the cloud is changing research, and that new technologies are making secure and simple data sharing a reality.

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Arming Brewers With Tools to Ensure Better Beers
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For any brewer, ensuring your product is high quality and consistent is imperative to maintaining ongoing success and reputation. We spoke to Manas Sawant, Sr. Product Manager, UV-Vis Spectroscopy at Thermo Fisher Scientific about BeerCraft, their latest software solution aimed at assisting brewers to achieve quality and consistency in their beers.

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Visualizing Drug Targets With Ligand Express
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In the development of a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent, it is crucial to understand the on- and off-target effects the molecule may have within the body. Cyclica's Ligand Express® is a cloud-based platform that screens small-molecule drugs against structurally-characterized proteins, or "proteomes" to determine polypharmacological profiles. We spoke with Naheed Kurji, President & CEO, and Andreas Windemuth, Chief Science Officer, from Cyclica to find out more.

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Scouting Out Microparticles in the Battle With Microplastics
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There are many reasons that one might want to detect microparticles in a sample, and equally many sources from which microparticles may be generated. Of growing interest recently is the identification of microplastics, not just in the environment but also in the food chain. We spoke to Harald Fischer, Marketing Director at WITec, about ParticleScout, their latest Raman-based solution for rapid identification of microparticles, and the role it can play in assisting microplastic studies.

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